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Old 07-26-2006, 02:30 PM   #1
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When I was knitting in the round, something very strange happened. For the next 5 or 6 rows, the stitches where really hard to pull up the needle. they where tight. i am wondering if i am just casting on too tight or something. but after, like 5 rows the knitting became normal. please tell me what i can do to prevent this. or at least deal with it. much appreciated.
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Old 07-26-2006, 02:33 PM   #2
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Old 07-26-2006, 02:40 PM   #3
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no they weren't. my stitches weren't twisted and the piece was beautiful.
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Old 07-26-2006, 02:50 PM   #4
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do you mean it is hard to work them or it is hard to get them around the needle? generally when i knit in the round, the first row is harder to work because the stitches haven't worked themselves into the needle yet and the cast on is probably a little tighter than it should be. after that first round it is usually smooth sailing!
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Old 07-26-2006, 04:08 PM   #5
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If the needle is slightly too long, it's more difficult, especially in the beginning, to get the stitches to slide around easily. As the piece gets longer, it becomes more elastic.
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